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Siyuan Sun's Summer Travel to CERN

Siyuan Sun's Summer Travel to CERN

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Duke undergraduates Siyuan Sun and Zongjin Qian flew to Geneva June 2 to work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN until July 28. Their work is funded by a 2010 Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship. “It is a very exciting time here for particle physics with the LHC up and running,” Sun says, “but that... Read More »

Baranger Attends Conference, Visits Former Post-Docs in Brazil

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
In the last week of April, Prof. Harold Baranger attended the workshop “Spin Related Phenomena in Mesoscopic Transport” at the International Institute of Physics in Natal, Brazil. Natal is on the easternmost tip of South America. Baranger gave a talk titled “Interaction-Induced Localization in... Read More »

Nuclear Physics Number 8 in U.S. News Rankings

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Duke’s nuclear physics specialty was ranked #8 in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 graduate school rankings, which came out April 15. The department as a whole placed 30. The last time the rankings were compiled, in 2006, the department ranked 29. “I am very pleased to see our efforts in... Read More »
Prof. Kotwal to speak in France

Prof. Kotwal to speak in France

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal will soon be traveling to Blois, France, to give an invited plenary lecture at Rencontres de Blois—an annual multidisciplinary conference. This year’s conference, which runs July 15-20, is titled “Particle Physics and Cosmology: First Results from the Large Hadron Collider (... Read More »

Prof. Mueller at the Institute for Nuclear Theory at UW

Thursday, July 1, 2010
View from UW, towards Mt. Rainier Prof. Berndt Mueller is currently co-directing an eight-week program at the Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington called "Quantifying the Properties of Hot QCD Matter." The program, which lasts from May 24th to July 16th, is,... Read More »
Patrick Charbonneau at the Kavli Institute

Patrick Charbonneau at the Kavli Institute

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau, who has appointments in both Chemistry and Physics at Duke, spent three weeks in May at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara.  While at the Kavli Institute, Charbonneau attended the program on "The Physics of Glasses: Relating Metallic Glasses... Read More »
Zongjin Qian's Summer Travel to CERN

Zongjin Qian's Summer Travel to CERN

Friday, June 25, 2010
Zongjin Qian, a freshman physics major at Duke, was awarded a 2010 Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship for travel to CERN this summer, where he is doing research with Prof. Al Goshaw and the Duke High Energy Physics group.   Zongjin left for CERN in June, and is now involved with the ATLAS... Read More »
Summer 2010 Research Travel Update: France

Summer 2010 Research Travel Update: France

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
l-r: Prof. Daniel Gauthier, Prof. Stephanos Venakides, Prof. Glenn Edwards   Prof. Dan Gauthier delivered a contributed oral presentation at the 11th Experimental Chaos and Complexity Conference in Lille France on June 1, 2010. The conference included over 180 participants from 31... Read More »

2010 Daphne Chang Memorial Award awarded to Alexander Tuna

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Alexander Tuna (Trinity 2010) was awarded the 2010 Daphne Chang Memorial Award for undergraduate research in the Duke Physics Department. The award is in honor of  Daphne Y. Chang (Trinity 2005), a Duke Physics Major, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 26 and who is remembered for her... Read More »

Welcome Baby Dorff!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Congratulations to the Dorff family! Peter James (Pete) was born on Monday, May 17 at 8:46pm to Jimmy Dorff, Physics IT Senior Manager at Duke Physics, and his wife Jenn.

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